Did you know that Minted has a collection of totally delightful and affordable wall art prints? They’re available in every size from postcard to poster, plus you have the option to choose from seven types of frames (including reclaimed barn wood!). And right now they have a really special promotion going on for Mother’s Day…

When I was at Alt Summit earlier this year, I had the chance to meet Christy Turlington Burns, and to hear about Every Mother Counts, a program she founded with the aim of making pregnancy and childbirth safer for women around the world. I learned that 287,000 women die each year as a result of complications in pregnancy and childbirth, that the United States ranks 50th in maternal mortality, and that 90% of all these deaths are preventable. As a mother, this campaign really resonates with me, and why I think it’s so awesome that Minted supports EMC by donating 2% of the proceeds from all art print sales. Even better? For Mother’s Day, Minted will donate 20% of the proceeds from art prints when you use the code SNIPPETEMC.

There are lots of custom wall art options, a great idea for gifts, as well as limited edition prints of beautiful photos, paintings, and drawings. Here are my five favorites…

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If you’re ordering custom art Mother’s Day gifts, order today (4/28) to get it in time with ground shipping. (For all other Mother’s Day orders, check out the holiday shipping calendar.) And remember to use the promo code SNIPPETEMC so that 20% of the proceeds will go to supporting a really amazing cause.

 

Minted is a sponsor of Snippet & Ink. All opinions expressed herein are my own.

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Snippet & Ink Select is finally here! After nearly six years of fielding emails from readers asking for our vendor recommendations, we’ve made it official with a guide of some of our all-time favorites. We’ve decided to call it “Snippet & Ink Select” because each vendor has been handpicked – they are the vendors we would recommend to our sisters and our best friends, and who we know will make your wedding day as magical as possible.

The best thing about Snippet & Ink Select? Not only are these wedding vendors Snippet & Ink approved, but unlike other vendor guides, we limit the number of vendors listed in each section. We know how overwhelming wedding planning can be, so our goal is to make the process easier by highlighting just a handful of amazing wedding professionals.

I hope you’re as excited as we are about Snippet & Ink Select! You can start browsing for your dream wedding vendors right here, and learn more about the vendor guide here. And if you don’t find the type of vendor you’re looking for in your area, be sure to check back soon – we update our listings on a daily basis!

Oh, and stay tuned – all week we’ll be featuring gorgeous weddings from some of our Select vendors, starting with a San Francisco stunner in just a few hours.

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We just shared a few beautiful pics from Jen Huang‘s latest workshop, so if you’re a photographer and loved what you saw, you’ll be super excited to hear this… In addition to offering professional wedding photography workshops, Jen has created something totally unique: a Workshop-in-a-Box!

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The box is like a DIY workshop full of goodies. Each one includes a copy of Jen’s new Guide to Fine Art Photography book, plus a DVD audio interview with Jen and Richard Photo Lab, medium format film, sample papers for fine art prints, InDesign album templates, a Dear Jendo correspondence kit with a rubber stamp, and handmade cards for clients.

Here’s a little sneak peek inside the book…

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“… When shooting digital, I choose a jpeg format. Constraining myself to shooting jpeg, in manual mode, with prime lenses, is one of the best things I did for myself in my first year of work. It made me a stronger, more confident shooter, and it allowed me to understand my equipment much better than most photographers who have been shooting on program or auto mode for years. It also gave me the type of control that I needed to create a seamless transition between my digital and film work…”

 

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“…If branding is the first impression that clients receive, presentation would be the lasting impression. In my work, presentation plays a huge part in how my images are viewed and perceived, not only from the moment my clients see their images, but years later. It also plays a vital role in helping me price myself as a high end photographer. To me, presentation doesn’t mean bows and ribbons or wrapping paper, but craftsmanship – whether it is the type of paper that I print my images on, or the binder who puts together my album…”

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If you’re a photographer who’s interested in learning more from Jen’s experience and skill, the Workshop-in-a-Box is a great place to start. Head over to Grey Likes Weddings for the chance to win one, or to 100 Layer Cake for a discount code on the book!

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Dear Readers,

I want to apologize to all of you. Snippet & Ink has been experiencing what feels like an inordinate number of technical issues over the last few weeks, and I hate thinking about how annoying it must be for you to try and access posts when things aren’t working properly. This past week we made the move to a new server, with the thought that it will solve some of the access issues you might have experienced a few weeks ago, but the process of moving over has brought along its own set of challenges.

After losing several posts, being unable to upload images, getting totally blitzed by spam comments, and finally new posts not showing up at all… I kind of hit a wall (read: had a minor meltdown) and decided that the best thing would be to take a step back and breathe. My hope is that the folks who provide Snippet & Ink with web support will be able to resolve these issues quickly, and that we’ll be back to regular posting as soon as possible – I have so many beautiful weddings and other pretties that I can’t wait to share with you! But until then, I hope you’ll forgive a little bit of radio silence while we regroup, and that you’ll pay us a visit us on Pinterest, FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.

Thanks for always being such thoughtful and understanding readers, and for bearing with us as we go through some growing pains. Hopefully we’ll have things sorted out (and better than ever!) really soon.

xoxo
Kathryn

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